Fabric Care Guide from Coeur Sports
Taking Care of your High Performance Cycling, Triathlon, Run and Swim Apparel from Coeur
We select and make only the highest quality of fabrics for the running, cycling, swim and triathlon specific Coeur clothing. Despite the rigors you put it through, however, Spandex and Lycra are still very delicate fabrics. This allows them to be sleek, fitted and high-performing. But to prolong a garment’s life, you need to take proper care of it.
When laundering your item in the washing machine, please do not wash with any rough or “scratchy” other items, i.e. velcro, timing chip straps, zippers, snaps, hooks. These pieces can easily “drag” or “pill” your Spandex/Lycra garment. Also, do not use any harsh detergents or bleaches. If you must wear your suit in a chlorinated pool, be sure to rinse it thoroughly with with fresh water afterward.
Take good care of your high-performance garments and they should function beautifully for you for a long time. In summary:
- Wash with rough trims such as jeans with zippers and rivets, anything with velcro or hooks.
- Use harsh detergents or bleaches
- Wear in chlorine UNLESS you thoroughly rinse it afterward.
- Dry on high heat. Hang dry for best results
Just so you know, every time a piece of our gear gets thrown in the drier, on high heat, somebody at Coeur cries just a little.